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How primary healthcare workers obtain information during consultations to aid safe prescribing in low-income and lower middle-income countries: a systematic review
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    Simple to use App guides antimicrobial prescribing decisions in LMICS and UK

    Responding to https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/4/e002094
    ‘The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) https://commonwealthpharmacy.org/welcomes the publication of this systematic review which confirms the views held by the CPA that usable, point of prescribing decision information in low and middle income countries, is often not readily available where it is most needed. This of particular concern when we consider the prescribing and appropriate use of antimicrobials.
    The UK DHSC Fleming Fund (https://www.flemingfund.org/) Commonwealth Partnership for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) Project has for the last 6 months been piloting an App for use in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. This is part of the wider CwPAMS programme which is a collaboration between CPA and The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) https://www.thet.org/our-work/grants/cwpams/
    The App guides prescribers as per national guidelines, and contains links to WHO resources and other training materials. It is explained clearly in this short u-tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ7fa_aLgCI It is free, to download to a smart phone or device anywhere in the world where there is access to the internet and then...

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